Must be majoring an an agriculture related STEM degrees.
Applicants must be: an enrolled citizen or a decedent of an enrolled citizen of a federal or state recognized American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native Village; or Native Hawaiian or decedent from a Native Hawaiian; or Pacific Islander or decedent from Pacific Islander; or Indigenous person of Canada. Enrollment documents and/or a copy of birth certificate(s) showing descendancy from an enrolled citizen, Indigenous group of Canada, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander are acceptable. Applicant may also, instead, provide a copy of their Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood or Certificate of Degree of Alaska Native Blood (CDIB) card.
How to Apply:
Essays: Students are required to submit 3 essays, up to 500 words each. These essays are an important part of the scholarship review process.
Essay Prompt 1: Please share a personal statement highlighting your background, academic achievements, and interests. Include information on courses taken and any honors or advanced placement courses. Talk about what motivates and challenges you intellectually and what impact you hope to have in your community and/or profession.
Essay Prompt 2: What stimulated your interest in your chosen major or area of study?
Essay Prompt 3: What activity or activities (cultural, community-related, occupational, academic, athletic, etc.) most clearly reflect your character? Please describe your participation. Why is participation in this activity or these activities important to you?
Further submission guidelines can be found on the scholarship’s website.
This horticulture scholarship is open to students who will be entering their junior or senior year of undergraduate study. The applicant must be attending an accredited college or university in the United States and have achieved a grade point average of 3.2 or above.
The scholarship award of $7,000 will be made to the student who demonstrates financial need and plans a career in horticulture and allied fields. The award will be sent directly to the financial aid office for payment toward tuition and books.
Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate exceptional dedication to horticulture and whose career goals may involve work in areas such as teaching/research, the public or nonprofit sector, or sustainable agriculture
How to Apply:
Official College Transcripts for all Colleges Attended.
Transcripts must be received by the deadline of February 28, 2020.
If your college does not have an electronic official transcript pathway, ask the college to mail the official transcript to:
Western Reserve Herb Society
c/o Cleveland Botanical Garden
11030 East Blvd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
ONE (1) LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION:
Forward one (1) letter of recommendation, which must be from a professor. Your name must appear in the subject line of the recommendation forwarded.
Submit two (2) separate essays adding anything else you consider pertinent to this application. Your name should appear as the header for each essay. The following information must be included:
In your first essay write a description of why you believe you are deserving of financial aid for this horticulture scholarship, including what personal efforts you are making to meet your financial obligations.
In your second essay, describe your career and personal goals based upon your academic major. It is understood that these may change over time. How will you use your talents and education to make our world a better place for future generations?
This application, essays, transcripts, and recommendations must be received by February 28, 2020.
Open to citizens of the United States who have completed the 2nd/Sophomore year of undergraduate study.
The applicant must be attending an accredited college or university.
Must have achieved a grade point average of 3.2 or above.
Plans a career in horticulture and allied fields.
All applications must be submitted by February 28, 2018.
How to Apply
Complete the online application.
Send official college transcripts.
Sent two letters of recommendation.
Submit two separate essays describing:
Essay one: Write a description of why you believe you are deserving of financial aid for this horticulture scholarship, including what personal efforts you are making to meet your financial obligations.
Essay two: Describe your career and personal goals based upon your academic major. It is understood that these may change over time. With respect to the mission of the Western Reserve Herb Society how do you propose to use your education, talents, and ambition to improve public horticulture?
The application and submission guidelines can be found on the scholarship’s website.